Meet the Cortland Eye Center Doctors

 



Dr. FergersonJacqueline Fergerson, M.D.

Dr. Fergerson is a medical doctor and is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She received her B.S. degree from Cornell University. Her M.D. degree was earned at SUNY Upstate Medical University where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honor Society. Following an internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, she served three years of residency training in the Department of Ophthalmology at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Prior to assuming ownership of Cortland Eye Center, Dr. Fergerson was Chief of Ophthalmology at the Syracuse VA Medical Center.

In addition to her full-time
practice in Cortland, Dr. Fergerson serves as a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at the Syracuse Health Science Center at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Dr. BarnoMichele Barno, O.D.

Dr. Barno joined Cortland Eye Center in 1997. Dr. Barno received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. In addition, she also holds a B.A. degree in Biology from Binghamton University and a B.S. degree in Visual Science from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Barno provides comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens services and low vision services, as well as co-management of diabetic eyecare, glaucoma and post-operative care with Dr. Fergerson.




Dr. Shelly SkjolaasJoanne Larson, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Larson joined Cortland Eye Center in 2016. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY College of Optometry in New York, NY. In addition, she holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from Rutgers University in Newark, NJ and an M.S. degree in Vision Science from SUNY College of Optometry in NY, NY. She is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). Dr. Larson provides comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens services, as well as co management of medical eye care including diabetic eye care, glaucoma and postoperative care with Dr. Fergerson.

 



Melissa Oltz, O.D., F.A.A.O

Dr. Oltz joined Cortland Eye Center in 2018. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois, where she was the recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award for outstanding patient care. She is Residency Trained in Ocular Disease through the Wilkes-Barre VAMC and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr Oltz has guest lectured at optometric continuing education courses (Rosacea, Herpes Viral Eye Disease, Low Vision, Dry Eye) and at local institutions (Vision Therapy and Optometry as a career). She is a published author of Rosacea and Its Ocular Manifestations in Optometry Magazine and has been a guest editor in peer reviewed articles. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is an active member of the American Optometric Association as well. Her B.S. degree is from Cornell University in Ithaca. Dr Oltz diagnoses, manages, and treats medical eye conditions and diseases ranging from infant to geriatric conditions, as well as performing comprehensive eye examinations and postoperative care with Dr. Fergerson. Her primary focus is to serve your visual needs and keep your eyes as comfortable, clear, and healthy as possible.